Monitoring of Vocal Recording.

Monitoring of Vocal Recording.

If you can’t achieve good performance from the singer, maybe it’s in your way of monitoring. In this article we will try to give you some tips of monitoring when recording vocals. It is easy to underestimate the fact that the vocal quality is highly dependent on the type and quality of monitoring provided to the singer. Unfortunately, nowadays a lot of sound engineers give the singers a pair of headphones with an approximately tuned…

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How to Record Vocals. Tips & Techniques for Better Vocal Recording.

How to Record Vocals. Tips & Techniques for Better Vocal Recording.

Question: I beg you, tell me how to get the best creamy / silky vocal sound. I use the SM57 or the E-100, they are all connected to the tube preamp, compressor and then it is all written on the hard disk. Sometimes I use my Mackie “D” as the equalizer and then write it on hard drive. Answer: When you hear a track with the most silky vocal sound – it was painstakingly produced…

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Principles of Microphone Placement.

Principles of Microphone Placement.

What is the main goal for each sound producer? First of all – to achieve natural sound. This means that when you are listening to the recording the sense of the presence in the room should appear. Nowadays this problem is not solved for a hundred percent, because you can’t neglect the timbre and locational distortions, which are inevitable with the existing play systems. In addition, when you are listening to the recording there is…

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How to Record Drums. Guide for Recording Drums at Home and Studio.

How to Record Drums. Guide for Recording Drums at Home and Studio.

Recording drums is expensive and quite difficult. First of all, you should get the best sound from your drums acoustically. Configure, mute, remove unwanted resonances and eliminate squeaking of pedals and so on.  That things, from which our ears have accustomed, can suddenly appear on the record, and hopes that you will be able get rid of unwanted sounds by using the gate can be wrong. The thing is that the microphone “hears” sound differently,…

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How to Use a Microphone Properly. 20 Tips to Improve Recording Experience.

How to Use a Microphone Properly. 20 Tips to Improve Recording Experience.

“If you have a good microphone, but you do not know how to use it properly, you might as well use a tin can with a tight thread.” If your music involves acoustic instruments or voices, then the final quality of your recording depends entirely on your microphones and what you do with them. Good News: correctly positioned, a cheaper microphone can often outperform much more expensive, which is placed wrong. In addition, the way…

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